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Steve Jobs这个“遗失的访谈”里除了他早年的际遇是我们没法复制的,但关于团队和人的想法,是朴素而普世的道理:


So we had a lot of great ideas when we started, but what I always felt that a team of people doing something that’s really believing is like…when I was a young kid, there was a widowed man lived up the street. And he was in his eighties; he was a little scary looking. And I got to know him a little bit…I think he migh pay me for cutting mow his lawn or something… One day he said “come along to my garage, I want to show you something.” And he pulled out his dusty old rock tumbler, that was a motor and a coffee can and a little band between them, and he said “come out with me”, we went out to the back, and we got some just rocks, some regular old ugly rocks, and we put them in the can with a little bit of liquid and a little bit of grits powder, and we closed the can up and he turned this motor on, and he said, “come back tomorrow.” And this can was making rack of his stones, and I came back the next day, and we opened the can, and we took out these amazingly beautiful polished rocks, err…the same common stones that go in through rubbing against each other like this, creating a little bit of friction, creating a little bit of noise, had some out these beautiful polished rocks.

And that’s always been in my mind that, my metaphor for a team working really hard on something they’re passionate about. It’s that through the team, through that group of incredibly talented people bumping up against each other, having arguments, having fights sometimes, making some noise, and working together they polish each other, and they polish the ideas, and what comes out are these beautiful stones.

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